Like many other martial arts, Shintaido promotes a healthy mind and spirit as much as a healthy body. The benefits of practicing Shintaido include:

• Enhancing physical health
• Eliminating stress
• Developing ki, vital energy
• Opening the mind
• Increasing communication skills
• Enhancing creativity
• Increasing concentration
• Strengthening individuality

1. Shintaido: An entry from Ken R. Wells Thomson Gale’s
Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine